You might be asking why you would ever change something as fundamental as pizza, but maybe you’ve also asked how to get more veggies in your diet and cut back on bread. Well, here’s an answer.
We have been trying out some of these grain free recipes on the advice of some friends who have cut wheat from their diet entirely. I am always up for more veggies, so I don’t mind.
If you watch either of my Primal Blueprint videos, you can see cauliflower used as a rice substitute; for this pizza recipe you use the cooked cauliflower and mash it into a pizza crust, and it’s delicious. I will say that it is not going to be like your regular slice of pizza. I have yet to make it where it holds together like a regular slice of pizza, but if you can get over eating it with a fork, it tastes like pizza!
UPDATE: we successfully made a pizza with a crust you could PICK UP! I will edit the recipe below.
made two types of pizza. One, barbecue chicken with extra cheese for Matt and the other with marinara sauce and parmesan for me. They were both delicious. I also got to skip a step because I had leftover cauliflower rice in the fridge from the night before.
cauliflower crust pizza
Serves 2; Adapted from Eat-Drink-Smile.
1 head cauliflower
1 TB oil
1 cup shredded white cheese or 1/2 cup parmesan
2 egg, beaten
1 tsp dried oregano
1 garlic clove minced
1/2 tsp salt
pizza sauce, shredded cheese and your choice of toppings (pre-cooked)
1. Preheat oven to 45o’
2. Take 1 large head of fresh cauliflower, remove stems and leaves, then break into chunks and shred in a food processor or grate by hand. In large skillet heat oil and saute cauliflower until soft. Cauliflower can also be cooked in a large bowl in the microwave. Drain liquid out of cauliflower by pressing it through a towel or cheesecloth.
3. In a medium bowl, stir together cauliflower, egg and cheese. Add oregano, garlic and salt. Transfer to the baking sheet and use your hands to pat out into a circle. Don’t pat too thin or it will have no chance of holding together.
4. Bake at 450 degrees for 20 minutes, or until it begins to brown around edges and on top.
5. Remove from oven, add sauce, toppings and cheese. Place under a broiler at high heat just until cheese is melted (approximately 3-4 minutes).
Note: The thinner you add the sauce and toppings the better chance you will be able to eat the pizza by hand, but I love the toppings so I usually take the chance =)